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    Gluten Intolerance is 5 times more common than celiac disease.
    kitINstLOUIS posted:
    Although until very recently, it was thought that gluten-intolerance without a positive test for celiac disease was on the low end of the sensitivity spectrum, it has been shown that gluten intolerance and celiac disease are two separate conditions (though gluten intolerance is also probably an autoimmune condition). Gluten intolerance doesn't cause the degradation of the intestinal lining like celiac disease, but still causes many of the same symptoms including fatigue, aches and pains and neurological problems. Here is the article from the Wall Street Journal that talks about the recent study.
    456636.html Also, it should be noted that celiac disease blood tests will be inaccurate if the patient is IgA deficient (very common), and that the test itself has a much lower sensitivity than previously thought (about 90%, meaning there will be a false-negative in 10% of the population.
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    LupieTonya responded:
    What is IgA? I was recently tested for celiac disease, the test was called "TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE" and came back with a value of 9 and here are the rate of the value's "20 - 30 = Weak positive. 30 = Moderate to strong positive." The Rheumy told me to see my primary DR because it could possible be IBS. I often thought that I could pin point what is causing me the problem but it seems that its almost anything I eat now but not all the time. It comes and goes but I still have the similar symptoms of celiac disease; nausea, stomach cramping, immediate bathroom usage and I always have fatigue. Another friend said sounded like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I will be seeing a primary DR shortly, I am awaiting to be placed on my fiance's insurance. Which will be Nov 1st.

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